Chicago Bulls vs Sacramento Kings NBA Game Picks 12/2/2019
Game: Chicago Bulls vs Sacramento Kings
Date: Monday, December 2, 2019
Location: Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA
TV: NBA TV
Odds/Point Spread: Sacramento -4.5
Buddy Hield and the Sacramento Kings (8-10, 4th in the Pacific Division) host the Chicago Bulls (6-14, 4th in the Central Division) at Golden 1 Center on Monday, December 2, 2019. Chicago opens this game as 4.5 point underdogs. The O/U is set at 212.
The Bulls are covering the spread 40.0% of the time, having gone 8-12-0 ATS. Sacramento is covering 64.7% of the time, going 11-6-0 against the spread.
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
11/29/2019 Chandler Hutchison SF Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Dec 4
11/28/2019 Ryan Arcidiacono PG Elbow Game Time Decision
11/20/2019 Jr SF Foot Expected to be out until at least Dec 6
11/12/2019 Cristiano Felicio PF Wrist Expected to be out until at least Dec 21
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
11/29/2019 III Marvin Bagley III PF Thumb Expected to be out until at least Dec 4
11/29/2019 Trevor Ariza SG Groin Expected to be out until at least Dec 2
11/12/2019 De'Aaron Fox PG Ankle Expected to be out until at least Dec 20
Zach Lavine comes into this game averaging 22.2 points per contest while playing 32.1 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.0 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 81%. Lauri Markkanen averages 13.3 points per contest in 29.5 minutes per game. He averages 1.8 assists per game and 7.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 35% for the season while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Buddy Hield scores 20.5 points per contest while playing 33.4 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.6 rebounds per contest and has 2.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 88%. Harrison Barnes averages 16.7 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 35.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.0 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago averages 106.1 points per contest, which is 25th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4.3 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a unit, which has them ranked 29th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 26th in the NBA. They average 44.1 boards per contest and 23.0 assists per game, which ranks them 22nd and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 16th with 15.3 per game. The Bulls allow 110.3 points per contest, which is 16th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 19th and 5th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 49.1 rebounds a game which ranks 30th, and they allow 24.8 assists per game which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 18.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Sacramento is 28th in the NBA with 104.2 points per contest this season. They are 23rd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -3.33. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 14th in the league. They are 29th in the NBA in rebounding with 41.8 boards per contest and 23rd in assists per game with 22.7. The Kings are 9th in turnovers per contest with 15.9. The Kings give up 107.6 points per game, which ranks them 11th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 22nd and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 23.3 dimes allowed per game and 5th with 42.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Kings are 16th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.5 per contest this year.
The Bulls are 29th in the league in defensive rating with 107.8, and their offensive rating of 103.6 is ranked 13th. They are 11th in the NBA in pace with 102.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 28th. As a unit they are 28th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 12th in the NBA. Chicago is 17th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 13th in the NBA.
Sacramento is 5th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 11th in the league. The Kings are 22nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.3, and their defensive rating of 109.7 is ranked 19th. In terms of pace they are 30th in the league with 97.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 20th. As a team they are 20th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 9th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/Kings NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Sacramento -4.5
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